Agile and Lean Service-Oriented Development: Foundations, Theory, and Practice

Agile and Lean Service-Oriented Development: Foundations, Theory, and Practice

Xiaofeng Wang (Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy), Nour Ali (Lero- The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland), Isidro Ramos (Valencia University of Technology, Spain) and Richard Vidgen (Hull University Business School, UK)
Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 312
ISBN13: 9781466625037|ISBN10: 1466625031|EISBN13: 9781466625044|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2503-7


Challenges in unpredictable markets, changing customer requirements, and advancing information technologies have lead to progression towards service oriented engineering and agile and lean software development. These prevailing approaches to software systems provide solutions to challenges in demanding business environments.

Agile and Lean Service-Oriented Development: Foundations, Theory and Practice explores the groundwork of service-oriented and agile and lean development and the conceptual basis and experimental evidences for the combination of the two approaches. Highlighting the best tools and guidelines for these developments in practice, this book is essential for researchers and practitioners in the software development and service computing fields.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agile development
  • Agile, Lean and Service –Oriented Development
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Service science
  • Service- Oriented Systems
  • Service-Intensive Projects
  • Software engineering
  • Web services

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors in computer science, information technology, and business information systems present original research studies, experience reports, best practices, and case studies for combining agile and lean software development with service-oriented computing. Major themes include test-driven service-oriented systems, service-oriented architectures driven by agile/lean principles, migration to service-oriented systems using agile approaches, agile/lean cloud computing, and SaaS requirements engineering for agile development. The book's readership includes researchers in software engineering and information systems, software development practitioners, and students. Wang is affiliated with the Free University of Bozen, Italy.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Xiaofeng Wang is a researcher in Free University of Bozen/Bolzano. Her research areas include software development process, methods, agile software development, and complex adaptive systems theory. Her doctoral study investigated the application of complex adaptive systems theory in the research of agile software development. Her publications include several journal and conference papers in major IS/SE journal and conferences, including Information Systems Research (ISR), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).
Nour Ali is a Research Fellow at Lero-The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, Ireland. She graduated in Computer Science from Bir-Zeit University, Palestine and holds a PhD. from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. She was awarded a grant by the same university, to perform her PhD. under the Researcher training programme (FPI, in Spanish). During her PhD, she was a visiting researcher at University of Leicester, UK. Her PhD. is on specifying software architecture of distributed and mobile systems using model driven engineering techniques for generating and executing their code. She has also been a postdoc at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She has been an active member of several research projects focusing on software architecture such as the Microsoft Research Cambridge funded Project: "PRISMA Model Compiler of aspect-oriented component-based software architectures". She serves as reviewer for several venues and journals such as Journal of Systems and Software, Journal of Information Systems and Technology, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. She has co-chaired and co-organized the IEEE International Workshop on Engineering Mobile Service Oriented Systems (EMSOS) and the IEEE Workshop on Future of Software Engineering for/in the Cloud. She is currently co-editing a special issue "The Future of Software Engineering FOR/IN the Cloud - FoSECloud", in the Journal of Systems and Software. Her research interests are software architecture, service oriented computing, distributed and mobile systems, aspect-oriented software development, model driven engineering and global software development.
Isidro Ramos is a full professor since 1976. He has been teaching during 36 years in several universities. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the leader of the Software Engineering and Information Systems research group of the same university. He has been a key researcher in 21 Research Projects, member and president of different Programme Committees of relevant conferences. He has also been the International Coordinator of the VII CYTED Subprogram on Applied Electronics and Computing, and the president of the University of Castilla la Mancha. He has received the Spanish Computer Science National Award 2006. He is currently working in MDE and in Software Architectures fields.
Richard Vidgen is Professor of Systems Thinking in the Hull University Business School. He worked for fifteen years in the IT industry as a programmer, systems analyst, and project manager. On leaving industry he studied for a PhD in Information Systems at the University of Salford and then worked at the School of Management, University of Bath and the Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales. He has published research articles in leading journals including Information Systems Research, Information & Management, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Omega, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and the Information Systems Journal. His current research interests include: the application of complex adaptive systems theory and social networks to the study of information system development and to organizations in general; Internet quality and Web site usability; and, the assessment of scholarly influence and journal quality.